Tom Schweich http://kcur.org en Missouri Audit Alleges Misuse of EBT Cards By Some Welfare Recipients http://kcur.org/post/missouri-audit-alleges-misuse-ebt-cards-some-welfare-recipients A new audit released Tuesday finds that some welfare recipients in Missouri have used their benefits to buy things besides food and other daily necessities, while others may have moved away but continue to get in-state benefits.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The audit centers on the use of </span>EBT<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (electronic benefit transfer) cards from Temporary Assistance to Needy Families,</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> a federal program administered on the state level in all 50 states.&#160; <a href="http://auditor.mo.gov/">Missouri Auditor Tom </a></span><a Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:32:39 +0000 Marshall Griffin 48526 at http://kcur.org Missouri Audit Alleges Misuse of EBT Cards By Some Welfare Recipients Audit Finds No-Bid Bonds Cost Missouri Taxpayers $43 Million http://kcur.org/post/audit-finds-no-bid-bonds-cost-missouri-taxpayers-43-million <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A state audit released Tuesday finds that local governments and school districts in Missouri have cost themselves $43 million by not allowing competition for underwriting public bonds.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.auditor.mo.gov/Index.aspx">Republican&nbsp;State Auditor Tom&nbsp;Schweich</a>&nbsp;cites the practice of negotiated bond sales, in which an underwriter is hired in advance and sometimes acts as a financial advisor to the local government that issues the bond.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:57:49 +0000 Marshall Griffin 46756 at http://kcur.org Audit Finds Mo. Document Scanning Policy Broke State Law http://kcur.org/post/audit-finds-mo-document-scanning-policy-broke-state-law <p>An audit released Monday finds that the Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR) broke state law with its now-defunct policy of scanning documents of driver's license and conceal-carry applicants.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:30:15 +0000 Marshall Griffin 43382 at http://kcur.org Lawsuit Filed Over Language Used In Teacher Tenure Ballot Initiative http://kcur.org/post/lawsuit-filed-over-language-used-teacher-tenure-ballot-initiative <p></p><p>A group of educators is suing the state of Missouri over<a href="http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/2014petitions/14init_pet.asp#2014024">&nbsp;a proposed constitutional amendment&nbsp;</a>requiring tenure for public school teachers be based on performance, not seniority.</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 14:22:29 +0000 Marshall Griffin 36247 at http://kcur.org Audit Accuses Mo. Governor's Office Of Overspending http://kcur.org/post/audit-accuses-mo-governors-office-overspending <p>Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich released a harsh audit of the Missouri Governor’s office on Wednesday. The findings accuse the governor of overspending his appropriation by $1.7 million. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 21:02:24 +0000 Adam Allington 24015 at http://kcur.org Audit Accuses Mo. Governor's Office Of Overspending Ballot Initiatives' Authority Upheld http://kcur.org/post/ballot-initiatives-authority-upheld-0 <p>The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld the State Auditor&rsquo;s authority to prepare fiscal notes and summaries for citizen-initiated ballot questions.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 20:44:12 +0000 Marshall Griffin 21940 at http://kcur.org Ballot Initiatives' Authority Upheld Top Of The Morning News: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-wednesday-april-18-2012 <p>Advocates are calling for Kansas Governor Sam Brownback to restore funding for early childhood programs now that the state has received its tobacco money.&nbsp; That and more news from KCUR.</p><p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 13:15:28 +0000 Maria Carter 16157 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-tuesday-april-3-2012 <p>Kansas falls to Kentucky in NCAA Championship, ballot lists few candidates for the board of Kansas City Public Schools, deadly bat disease found in Missouri, and more news from KCUR.</p><p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 13:22:19 +0000 Maria Carter 15335 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-wednesday-december-7-2011 <p>A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.</p> <p>President In Kansas Calls For Unified Economic Fix<br /> Judge Won’t Dismiss Missouri Auditor’s Lawsuit Against Nixon<br /> KCPD Doubles Response to Gangs<br /> Helping The Homeless One Ride At A Time</p> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 13:33:43 +0000 Maria Carter 8495 at http://kcur.org